Tobias Jesso Jr. has proved that he has a knack for emotional pop ballads that feel timeless. His latest single “Without You” fits that mold. But for the video, Tobias stepped outside the box a bit to create something that would draw viewers in even more than the usual video about heartbreak.

For the “Without You” video, Tobias Jesso Jr. plays the role of a lounge singer and his down-tempo, heartbreaking song soundtracks the interaction of an extraordinary romance between a younger man and an older woman. The dimly lit visuals as well as a storyline that strays from the ordinary, makes you hear “Without You” from a new perspective and intensifies the emotion.

Watch the video above.